Meet the Lecturers: Ruth Badru

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to UEA?

My interest in economics stems from my passion for community and economic development. While a principal part of my training [in economics] has focused on finance and quantitative methods, I decided, during my PhD in New Zealand, to veer into more applied econometric analyses; particularly research on distributional issues and how these impact on the macroeconomy. A few months before I was to submit my doctoral thesis, I came across an opening for a Lecturing position in Macroeconomics and Econometrics at UEA, which seemed like the perfect opportunity for me at the time, to which I applied – this would be my very first application for an academic position – and the rest is history. Continue reading “Meet the Lecturers: Ruth Badru”

Meet the Lecturers: Ayobami Ilori

We’re kicking off the new semester with a new series of blogs introducing some of our newest lecturers! 


Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to UEA?

I completed my bachelor’s degree in Economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and then moved to the UK for my Master’s and PhD degree at the University of Sheffield. Upon completing my doctoral studies, I moved to UEA as a lecturer. Continue reading “Meet the Lecturers: Ayobami Ilori”

Meet the Lecturers: Liliana Harding

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to UEA?

Having studied in England as a postgraduate student, I first moved to Scotland as a lecturer. While having a great time in the North, I also hoped to return to England one day, so I looked for a position in a good university, making the move meaningful professionally. The UEA and the East of England ticked all the right boxes, so I have now been here for close to a decade! Continue reading “Meet the Lecturers: Liliana Harding”

Meet the Lecturers: Fabio Arico

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to UEA?

I am Italian born and bred. I come from Pavia, a town South of Milan and I moved to the UK almost 20 years ago to study. I took my MSc and PhD in Economics at the University of Warwick and my first job as a lecturer was at the University of St Andrews. I lived in Scotland for almost 5 years, and then decided to move to UEA, where I arrived in 2012. Norwich looks a lot like Pavia, so I feel at home here. Continue reading “Meet the Lecturers: Fabio Arico”

Meet the Lecturers: Bob Sugden

Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what brought you to UEA?

This is delving into the distant past – I have been at UEA since 1985! Before then, I had been a very young Lecturer in Economics at the University of York, and a quite young Reader at the University of Newcastle. I was ambitious and decided to start applying for professorships. UEA just happened to be one of the first universities to advertise a professorship after I made that decision. But I think one of the main reasons I was given the job was that UEA was very interdisciplinary and I was working on topics in philosophy and politics as well as economics. Continue reading “Meet the Lecturers: Bob Sugden”

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